Hospital Offers Speakers for Community Groups

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital experts are available to bring free customized presentations to civic and service groups, social clubs, churches, and other organizations in the community.

Topics offered by the Speakers Bureau include: stress management, women’s health issues, including pregnancy and menopause; concerns specific to older adults including arthritis; cancer, hip and knee pain, tips for athletes, including nutrition and injury prevention; caregiving, how health insurance works, legal issues including living wills and patient rights; and more.

Programs are provided by a variety of physicians, nurses and hospital staff who are ready to address topics that impact health and lifestyle. The Speakers Bureau is a consumer-focused community education effort, so speakers’ services are not intended for use as training for healthcare staff.

Many presentations include slide shows, overhead projections, videos or demonstration models, depending on the topic. Presenters also provide support materials including brochures, flyers and other Spectrum publications.

Speakers may be requested by calling the Spectrum Health Foundation at (231) 832-7184 or email The Foundation will coordinate between the group or organization making a request and the requested speaker to ensure an enjoyable, educational experience. Speaker requests must be made at least one month in advance of the date desired for the speaking engagement.

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital is a 25 bed acute care hospital located in Reed City, Mich. that has adopted the Planetree approach to care giving. A model of patient centered care in a healing environment, staff is committed to improving medical care from the patient’s perspective, empowering patients and families through education, information and encouraging healing partnerships with caregivers. Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital offers a newly renovated emergency department with private treatment rooms, an expanded medical imaging department, a regional cancer treatment center and an Eden Care award winning 54 bed rehab and nursing facility. Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital has been recognized for its quality care by the Michigan Quality Improvement Organization and has earned the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting for 3 consecutive years, the Total Benchmark Solution quality award for 2005 and the 2006 and 2007 VHA Leadership Award for clinical excellence.